Archive for the ‘Fasting & Ramadan’ category

Night Before ‘Eid: Stories from Muslim Children!

by Ayesha | A Nightingale In 4th grade Islamic studies we’re finishing up a unit on Ramadan. It’s fun talking about Ramadan with my students. Their perception of Eid in school is so different from mine when I was their age. I gave my students an assignment to write about their favorite Eid they could […]

Searching for the Night of Power

Imam al-Razi stated, “Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) concealed this night like He did with many things: He concealed His pleasure with acts of obedience so one will strive towards them all, the answer to supplications so one will work towards making every supplication matter, His greatest name so people will magnify […]

Ramadan Reminder

There was one Ramadan a few years ago which I know I will never forget. It was my second Ramadan in a university setting and I loved the way it brought the Muslim student community closer: communal iftars, the increased number of people coming to pray their daily prayers, the heightened sense of togetherness and […]

GPS for the Night that is the Best

Its Blessed Name: Laylat al-Qadar Night [Layl]: indicates the time from sunset till dawn. Power [al-Qadar]: This word carries a number of different meanings such as honor, serenity, judgment, and power. The scholars differed over the meaning of this word when used in relation to that special night that takes place during the month of […]

What Happens When an Elderly Person Cannot Fast?

by Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah | Translated and Abridged by Suhaib Webb Question: What is obligatory upon the elderly who are unable to fast? Answer: “If a person has reached old age and they are unable to fast, then feeding a person (for each day of fasting missed) is sufficient.” (ad-Daraqutni and al-Hakim) Allah says, […]

Wisdoms and Rulings for Ramadan

by Shaykh Muhammad al-Hassan Walid Dido al-Shanqiti | Translated by Suhaib Webb All praise is to Allah [alone] the Lord of everything that exists. Peace and prayers upon the one sent as a mercy to everything ﷺ, his family members, companions and whoever seeks guidance with his guidance and strives to follow his Sunnah (actions […]

In the Shade of Ramadan 2010: Videos will be posting the In the Shade of Ramadan series this Ramadan. Check out the videos below! What is In the Shade of Ramadan? Looking for a quick yet inspiring means to help renew your intentions daily before work? MAS Youth National wants to help you boost your spirituality during the holy month of […]

The Freedom of Responsibility

Yusuf `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send his peace and blessings on him) faced many difficulties in life; over a period of decades he was thrown into a well by his brothers as a young boy, sold into slavery, seduced by a beautiful and powerful woman in his youth and then thrown into jail […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Mehreen Khan Almost one year has gone by and Ramadan is about to knock on our doors one more time, insha’Allah. Being able to fast the month of Ramadan is truly a gift – how many have gone back to Allah? – and it is also a trust that needs to kept with care […]

The Ramadan Nutrition and Workout Plan for Success: Women and Men

By Rehan Jalali, C.S.N. I am frequently asked, “How can I workout and eat properly while fasting?” Most people see the blessed month of Ramadan as a time when they will lose strength and muscle mass; some think they can only “maintain” themselves during this month, while many women actually gain weight! If you use […]

Ramadan Resolutions | Suhaib Webb on MeccaOne

Preparing for the Month of Mercy

Spanish Version A lot of us yearn to prepare for Ramadan, but we have no idea how to start. Below are a few tips to insha’Allah (Allah willing) help prepare our minds and hearts for this upcoming Month of Mercy. Make the Intention Simple to do, with a powerful impact. Maybe you want to prepare […]

Welcoming the Month of Ramadan (Part II)

A Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Dunia Part I | Part II #2: Fallibility and Mercy The Prophet ﷺ said in a number of authentic narrations, “Whoever fasts this month of Ramadan with faith in Allah and hope in Allah’s forgiveness, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Bukhari) The Prophet ﷺ also […]

Two Books You Must Read in Ramadan and Beyond

Imam Suhaib Webb has recommended these two books for personal development. Be sure to buy them now and read them during Ramadan. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) bless and accept our efforts during this blessed month!

Welcoming the Month of Ramadan

A Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Dunia Part I | Part II “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become God-conscious.” (Qur’an, 2:183) The month of Ramadan is upon us; the Prophet ﷺ mentioned in this good hadith (narration of […]


The 10th day of Muharram This Thursday (12/16) will insha’Allah mark the 10th day of Muharram, the day of `Ashura. The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said about `Ashura: صيام يوم عاشوراء، إني أحتسب على الله أن يكفر السنة التي قبله “For fasting the day of `Ashura I hope Allah will expiate [sins] thereby for […]

The Last 10 Days: Mercy, Forgiveness, Paradise

The Fasting Person Who Eats After Fajr or Before Maghrib

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi | Translated by Jamaal Diwan Question: What is the ruling for someone who eats suhur after fajir time or has iftar before maghrib time then later on his mistake becomes evident? Answer: All praise is due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, companions, and whoever […]

Is it permissible for a student to break the fast to study?

Answered by Dar Al-Ifta Al-Masriyah (The Egyptian House of Fatwa) The Question Is it permissible for a student to break his fast in Ramadan so he/she can study during his her exams? The Answer  We must distinguish between a student who can study with some difficulty, and between one who cannot study at all because […]

A Healthy Fast: 10 things to know to get the most of Ramadan

By Dr. Noreen A. Kassem This article was published in part in 2007 in MG Magazine. This month is more than simply skipping a meal and counting the minutes to Iftar and the days to Eid ul-Fitr. Don’t just go through the motions; have a meaningful Ramadan by following these healthy tips for the mind, […]